TMBA 063 (LBP63) – What We Believe, Plus a RE-INTRODUCTION to the Lifestyle Business Podcast

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Dan and Ian just finalized their Hong Kong incorporation and announce a new publishing schedule for the Lifestyle Business Podcast.

There has been an incredible explosion of new listeners to the podcast over the last few months. Therefore, Dan and Ian re-introduce themselves and their business beliefs in this episode. They talk about:

  • How much money Dan and Ian are they making from this podcast
  • Why there are too many solopreneurs out there
  • Why you should avoid taking loans
  • Why niche sites suck
  • Why having real skills, not following a bullet-proof formula is going to make you successful
  • How the technological revolution of the last decade created an incredible amount of opportunities for entrepreneurs

In the quick tip section, Dan and Ian talk about the best e-commerce platform out there if you don’t wanna deal with technical hurdles and developers.  Dan also provides a tip on dental health.

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Have fun. Leave a comment. Give us a ring. 888-554-8428. Go make it happen! :)

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  • Shopify
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Episode length: 33:17

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Published on 07.14.11
  • Justin Miramontes

    How’s that Shopify BS workin out? I had a terrible SEO experience with them, but this was a year or so ago. I am sure they resolved the own domain issues. I just wanted to drop a line and recommend Cart66 to your readers. It is a wordpress plugin that is ridiculously easy to setup and plays nicely with your existing theme. I like it because it allows me to focus on content content content and drop the “Buy Now” button wherever I need to. It’s an SEO’s dream come true in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    We’ll no in a few weeks, didn’t know about Cart66 thanks for the tip. Apparently we’ve got complete SEO flexibility within Shopify at this time, but we are still uncertain is to how burdensome that is on our workflow. 

  • http://www.ecommercenerds.com Lewis Quartey

    First, I appreciate the EcommerceNerds.com podcast mention guys – baller for sure.

    @JustinM:disqus it’s weird in the last week I have heard quite a few negatives about Shopify but the backend allows you to customize the site as much or as little as you want, for quick and effective site launches I truly believe its the best platform out there.

    Apart from a potential lack of flexibility in the URL structure, can you go into what SEO issues you had Justin?

  • Kevin Koskella

    Hey Guys, love your show, rarely miss an episode…but I take issue with something you said towards the end of this one Dan. You mentioned building niche sites and how easy it is and how anyone can do that, as if it is not a real business. This is how I’ve made my living and I have to say, it is not easy, not many people are doing it right and having success, and it’s definitely a skill that takes time to develop and get good at, just like any other “goods” business. What is misleading is this idea that some gurus put out there that you can just pay a Philippino 100 bucks to research and write an ebook, slap up a sales letter and boom, you’ve got a cashflow business! It’s a little different than that!

  • Kevin Koskella

    Hey Guys, love your show, rarely miss an episode…but I take issue with something you said towards the end of this one Dan. You mentioned building niche sites and how easy it is and how anyone can do that, as if it is not a real business. This is how I’ve made my living and I have to say, it is not easy, not many people are doing it right and having success, and it’s definitely a skill that takes time to develop and get good at, just like any other “goods” business. What is misleading is this idea that some gurus put out there that you can just pay a Philippino 100 bucks to research and write an ebook, slap up a sales letter and boom, you’ve got a cashflow business! It’s a little different than that!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Kevin– actually totally agree with you on that one. I wasn’t too clear, and was too hard on niche sites… in fact, Ian and I make our living on niche sites as well. I think I’m reacting to the same thing you are saying– people think they are in the “niche site” business… but generally they are only in the niche site business if they are a guru or if they have some unique software or approach that proliferates sites– newbies ought to be focused on the markets and products that are in their niches… thanks for listening! :D

  • Kevin Koskella

    Totally agree!
    BTW,  you’ll have to make it back to San Diego at some point, we’re firing up the disk golf mastermind group again, and I think we’re smarter than ever! :)

  • Anonymous

    oh shit! you’ll need to give a shout to @anythingian … not sure he is much of a golfer, but he knows his biznass…

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    I have my own disks sir!

  • Anonymous

    hahahaa Touche tiger woods! 

  • Anonymous

    E– Kevin is the guy from Tri Swim coach, he’s real sharp and hangs out sometimes at the Wednesday internet marketers meetup in La Jolla, recommend you guys hang…

  • http://twitter.com/onthetee Anna B

    I just started listening, so this maybe old news.

    One of the things that I thought was interesting was that you mention people pitching ideas to you, but because you don’t think they would be fun, you pass. What do you do with those? Do you make suggestions to that person so that they could get it going? Do you point them to people who could help them? Do you have an “idea repository” where people could connect to others who could create the type of team that you encourage?

  • http://stankavich.com Mike Stankavich

    Dan, Ian,

    Super huge thanks for the shout-out.  I totally enjoyed meeting up you guys and the TMBA crew in Puerto Galera.  It has been very inspirational and pushed me to move faster with my business plans.  And yes, I’ve really enjoyed sharing and learning on Dynamite Circle.  It has become a great community.

    I’m not quite ready to unveil the next phase yet, but it’s going to be BIG.  I’m really looking forward to it.  More to come within the next couple weeks :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anna great to have you here and listening to the show. I don’t have a process for how to process business ideas I hear while out and about– I’ll generally just try to be as helpful as I can. There are a bunch of sites out there that are doing the idea repository thing, but I’ve never found them that useful… that’s because the difficult part for me has been finding the intersection (or overlap) between the idea and the right person to execute on it. The wrong person with the right idea won’t go anywhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anna great to have you here and listening to the show. I don’t have a process for how to process business ideas I hear while out and about– I’ll generally just try to be as helpful as I can. There are a bunch of sites out there that are doing the idea repository thing, but I’ve never found them that useful… that’s because the difficult part for me has been finding the intersection (or overlap) between the idea and the right person to execute on it. The wrong person with the right idea won’t go anywhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anna great to have you here and listening to the show. I don’t have a process for how to process business ideas I hear while out and about– I’ll generally just try to be as helpful as I can. There are a bunch of sites out there that are doing the idea repository thing, but I’ve never found them that useful… that’s because the difficult part for me has been finding the intersection (or overlap) between the idea and the right person to execute on it. The wrong person with the right idea won’t go anywhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anna great to have you here and listening to the show. I don’t have a process for how to process business ideas I hear while out and about– I’ll generally just try to be as helpful as I can. There are a bunch of sites out there that are doing the idea repository thing, but I’ve never found them that useful… that’s because the difficult part for me has been finding the intersection (or overlap) between the idea and the right person to execute on it. The wrong person with the right idea won’t go anywhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anna great to have you here and listening to the show. I don’t have a process for how to process business ideas I hear while out and about– I’ll generally just try to be as helpful as I can. There are a bunch of sites out there that are doing the idea repository thing, but I’ve never found them that useful… that’s because the difficult part for me has been finding the intersection (or overlap) between the idea and the right person to execute on it. The wrong person with the right idea won’t go anywhere. 

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to it Mike! 

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to it Mike! 

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to it Mike! 

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to it Mike! 

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to it Mike! 

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    Boom!  See you soon Mike!

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